That is too sad and true to click like.
I clicked like because I like that Steve Benson calls attention to this tragic but important story. But I am sad for it, as I’m sure Benson also is.
In the age of Trump, those who carry the flags of the KKKonfederacy and Nazis — literally the flags of slavery, oppression and genocide that REAL AMERICANS crushed in World War II and the Civil War respectively — feel emboldened.
They march openly in Charlottesville and the fake “president” defends them. A Coast Guard lieutenant and former Marine is found to have a massive arsenal and a detailed plan to assassinate PROgressives and the fake “president” is silent.
And a major newspaper editor calls for a rebirth of the “Birth of a Nation” (D.W. Griffith’s epic tribute to the Ku Klux Klan as the ”nation” referenced) and, again, the fake “president” is silent.
Meanwhile, Republicans are up in arms about all the hate crimes perpetrated by liberals!
“Oh, won’t someone PLEASE think of the poor false equivalencies!?!”
But there are good people on BOTH sides, right, Cons???
Pretty ugly down there.
“We’ll try to stay serene and calm/When Alabama gets the bomb”
And the father who implies he would drown his children if he found out they were gay. Yet I’m sure he considers himself a loving Jesus follower.https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/lawmaker-eric-porterfield-likens-lgbtq-activists-to-kkk
I’ve always wondered about the irony of symbols. Burn an American flag, and knickers get tightly twisted across the board. Burn a cross, and it gets some offended lip-service but no real condemnation. And as often as not, the silence is deafening.
Well, Democrats are pretty horrible people – with all their trying to get people healthcare, living wages, and affordable education.
There are just enough nutcases out there that are energized by the alt-right rhetoric to be a significant danger. Twice Comet Pizza has be threatened by such people, one with a gun and one arsonist, and now we have a major nutcase here in Maryland. White nationalism has become a defining characteristic of Trump and the alt-Right.
“A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists.”
It won’t happen unless the KKK eat their own offspring.
Nice imaginative work on the "A"s in “ALABAMA”. I think we readers so often get caught up in the political message that we fail to appreciate the creativity in the artwork.
Today’s easy question for political beginners: “Who’s the real victim here?” Is it …
(1) Brett Kavanaugh
(2) Jussie Smollett
(3) Ralph Northam
(4) Goodloe Sutton
(5) Jayme Closs
The saddest part about this (other than the low-life that penned the editorial) is that the Smollett incident gets 50x the press that this does!
Steve, As an aside, I find it quite amusing that you are placed right next to Lisa Bensen. The normal disparity in content and truth makes for a good laugh.
Remember, kids, if one black man stages a hate crime, it’s proof that ALL DEMOCRATS ARE RACIST! But if a white man publishes an editorial calling for the KKK to murder people, it’s just one guy and you’re racist for trying to paint everyone with that brush!
I appreciate your message, Mr. Benson, but this is the most cringe-inducing cartoon I’ve seen in a long time.
Cue Billie Holliday (or more recently, Cassandra Wilson) singing “Strange Fruit”.
Isn’t soliciting murder a criminal act?
The Maga racists are dragging the country behind their pick up.
Cue cries of “Democrats Created The KKK!”
Since the KKK was created by the Democrats it seems a bit of biting the hand that feeds you. Alabama just doesn’t surprise me any more.
Another crop of strange fruit on Southern trees.
Goodloe Sutton, who pennned the aforementioned “editorial” is well known as an attention seeking, long time occupant of CRAZYTOWN. His so-called newspaper is published in Linden, AL (pop. 1,937)…just west of Half Chance, AL. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/us/kkk-linden-democrat-reporter.html. For what it’s worth…